Migration specifies 1) the process of moving information between different data formats or 2) the process of moving an existing user environment to a different system, for example when switching operating systems

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What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my current PC and put it in a new PC?

Basically, I want to get a new PC, but I have so many software/games installed on my current hard drive, that I don't want to waste the time to re-install/re-configure. Would it work if I just take ...
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Screen a running process

Sometimes I forget to run a program under a screen session and can't stop it in the middle, and I know it's going to take long. Is there a way to screen an already running process without restarting ...
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How to transfer pidgin settings from one computer to another

I just got a new machine, and I'd like to copy my pidgin settings from the old machine to the new. What files need to be copied and where? Old machine Windows XP. New machine: Windows 7
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How to move from one drive to another that's a different size?

I've run into this scenario a few time: I need to replace a drive because I need more space, it's having problems, moving to a new box, etc. What's the best way to copy data from one partition size ...
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Is it legal to migrate my operating system to another machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I transfer a Windows 7 license to another computer? If I have a computer which is physically damaged beyond practical repair, can I legally take the Product Key from ...
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How to migrate from iPhoto to Picasa?

I'd like to migrate from iPhoto '09 to Picasa. Any ideas how? I was planning to run Picasa, let it import iPhoto's pictures and then move the pictures and databases to Picasa on Windows, but Picasa ...
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I'm an Emacs user. How do I learn Vim?

Most of the time, I use Emacs. However, I've decided to try to learn Vim. I'm happy with Emacs, I just am trying to avoid having it turn into Maslow's Hammer. I've seen a few tutorials, but I have ...
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How do I migrate from Ubuntu to Debian?

I've been considering migrating my laptop from Ubuntu to Debian. I didn't set up a separate home partition. Is it as easy as just installing Debian over Ubuntu?
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How do I transfer my iPhone and iTunes application to another computer?

I have my iPhone and iTunes set up on a specific computer but want to transfer this to another computer. Do I just install iTunes on the new computer and just sync my iPhone etc.. or is there ...
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How to migrate Outlook from previous installation

Having a hard disk with a previous installation of same version of Windows (7) and Outlook (2007), how do I migrate all its data to the current installation?
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Changing hard disk with ssd, can I migrate contents so that I can switch drives without a hassle?

Changing hard disk with ssd, can I migrate contents so that I can switch drives without a hassle? For instance, keep my Windows configuration and installed programs and documents
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What's the easiest way to migrate one Mac OS X volume to another

I want to move a volume from a smaller drive to a larger unformatted one. What is the best way to achieve this? Ideally I'd like the new volume to have the same name as the older volume as it contains ...
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What similar rsync tool for Windows? [closed]

What can you recommend of an application that looks the same on rsync for windows? I will be doing migration where I need to transfer data from Windows to Linux. I like the rsync on linux where you ...
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Migrating from VBA Excel 2003

I have a series of big excel files that work like a program, but I hate beeing tied up (stuck in VBA for excel 2003), so... Whats the best way to implement a gui over a excel vba program (office ...
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What's the easiest way to move from one Macintosh to another?

Here's the story: Company bought me a $599 Mac mini (as of this writing, 2.26GHz/160GB HD/2GB RAM) I have it set up to some extent with software for development Company decides it needs a second Mac ...
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Windows Easy Transfer: Re-install programs before, or after?

I'm getting ready to move from a Vista machine to a new Windows 7 machine, and I'm planning to use Windows Easy Transfer to move my stuff over. My question is, should I re-install all my programs on ...
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Copy Address Book, iCal and Mail from one disk to another

What files and folders do I need to copy to bring my old Address Book, iCal entries and Mail messages onto my new computer? I see a whole bunch of options on my machine, some of which have not been ...
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Import folders from Thunderbird to gmail?

I've been using Thunderbird for a while to manage my email, with a POP server, where all the messages are downloaded to my local machine, and then I sort them into folders. Now I want to migrate to ...
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Migrating an iTunes Playlist from one computer to another

Awhile ago, I moved all of my iTunes music from one computer to another, but I did so without copying the actual iTunes library folder from one to another. Since then, the libraries have diverged. ...
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Copying an HDD to an SSD?

I am thinking about buying an SSD in the near future for my notebook. Is it possible to copy all files from an HDD to the new SSD, without having to format everything and install all apps again?
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Moving Bootcamp partition to another drive

I don't know how sketch this is. I currently have Bootcamp with Windows 7 on my internal along with my Snow Leopard. I'm moving to a bigger harddrive. I'm reinstalling Snow Leopard but I would like ...
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VM portability between VirtualBox versions (2.2.4/4.x)

I know that a VirtualBox VM can run on different hardware, but this doesn't help me because in my case the platform doesn't change (Linux). I'd rather like to upgrade VirtualBox from 2.2.4 to 4.x. ...
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git: Keep changelog for file when moving to a different repository

I am versioning my config files with git. Now I need to move some of my config files to a different repository, to achieve a clean structure. Is there a way I can keep the change log for a file if I ...
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Perforce P4 client: how can I transfer my workspaces and bookmarks to a new computer

I have many client-specs and workspaces defined for many different Perforce servers. I got a new computer and installed P4V client, but I can't see any of my client-specs because they are all ...
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How to migrate perspective across workspaces in Eclipse?

I have created my own perspective in a workspace in Eclipse. But, when I start working on a different workspace I would like to have access to the same perspective. How do I migrate perspective from ...
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How to use git annex on an existing repository?

What is the best way to import all big files (or all binary files) into git annex, when they are already in a git repository? I don't want to lose all of my commits, so I think it's not a good idea ...
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How to migrate local user to domain user?

I have a local user on my laptop. My company is migrating to a domain setup and I want to migrate the local user to a domain user, with all the settings (desktop, Start menu, programs) intact. How can ...
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Migrate selected applications from a Time Machine backup

I upgraded to OSX Lion. I have a previous Time Machine backup and I would like to get back just the information from Mail iTunes iPhoto I wonder if there is any workaround in the migration ...
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How to migrated emails and contacts from Outlook Express Email to Outlook 2010?

I have tried taking the Outlook Express 6 .dbx files to a Windows 7 machine and importing, but there is no browse. I then installed Outlook 2010 on the XP machine with Outlook Express and only got a ...
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Adding an SSD to a Mac - how to migrate the data

What would you guys suggest as the migration strategy for this? I have a 320GB HDD currently and will be adding an 80gb SSD. I'd like to keep my /Users folder on the HDD and move everything else to ...
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Transfer Windows to another hard disk

I've got a 80Gb hard disk and I want to transfer the system to another 500Gb hd (without to reinstall windows). What the easy and free way to transfer the system to another hd?
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How do I migrate my son's Windows 7 profile to a new Windows 7 machine?

My son has a computer on our home network that he has all set up with his links, settings, etc. His grandfather sent us a new computer. How can I move his user profile from the older machine to the ...
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New motherboard or new PC to gain access to RAID drives

I have a PC that refuses to boot. I have 4 disk drives on a RAID array (RAID 0, or possibly 1), that is provided by my motherboard. I have 1 primary HD, and an extra 4 for the RAID. I want to recover ...
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how to export extensions of Google Chrome?

I am finally migrating to Ubuntu and would like to know if it is possible to export my favorite Chrome extensions so that I could import them in my new Chrome in Ubuntu? Anybody knows please share ...
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Transfer a Windows 8 license from a netbook to a laptop

I recently treated myself to a new laptop and then realised that it came with Windows 8 Core, not Pro. However, a while back when it was first released, I bought a Windows 8 Pro License while it was ...
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Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine?

Is it possible to convert the current OS X Lion 10.7.1 install on my Mac Mini (i5, 8GB RAM) into a virtual machine via VMWare converter? I use VMware Fusion 4. Or, is my only option to set up the ...
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Samsung Data Migration software isn't working

I just bought a Samsung 840 Series SSD. I am in trying to migrate my data from my current laptop's HDD to the SSD. I am using the Samsung Data Migration Software, however it is not working? I am not ...
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Can I import OpenOffice.org settings into LibreOffice?

I'm considering migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice, and I want to make sure LibreOffice picks up all of the settings and customizations I've made. Will LibreOffice read the user profile ...
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Is there a way to do a sector level copy/clone from one hard drive to another?

Without going into distracting details, I'm attempting to duplicate the contents of the 500GB drive in my MacBook to another 500GB drive. But this is turning out to be an unexpected hassle because the ...
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Replacing notebook SATA hard disk with SSD without reinstalling

So there's a notebook (Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m) with a SATA hard disk, the SATA controller is configured for native AHCI operation & the OS is Windows XP. The hard disk is going to be replaced with ...
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Transferring existing files from ext3 to ZFS (on FreeBSD)

I use an old machine as a file server, for backups, and as a testbed for development. I currently have Debian installed, but I'm very interested in FreeBSD because of ZFS: I really, really like its ...
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Total Commander profile migration

How do I migrate totalcmd profile from one machine to another? Settings are stored in registry (unfortunately). I don't need exact copy, but the more settings survive, the better.
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FF4 profiles portability Windows/Linux

I'd like to move Firefox 4 profiles from an old Windows box to Linux and see all the profile data I had on Windows (bookmarks, passwords and everything) on the new workstation. I can't figure out ...
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How to downgrade from Chrome 35 to 34 without losing data?

After upgrading Chromium from 34 to 35, the usability of Chromium went downhill. So I decided to downgrade Chromium. Fortunately, the previous version of Chromium was still somewhere on my disk, so ...
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How can I copy my (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux filesystem to another computer?

I have spent a lot of time configuring my computer: shell scripts, path definitions, video settings, as well as lots of programs. The disk is ext3 formatted. I would like to 1) move everything ...
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What is the easiest way to change my 160 GB HD for a 500 GB using Mac OS X

I have a Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.8 installed. My 160 GB hard drive is almost full and I want to replace it with a 500 GB hard drive. What is the best way to transfer all data (including the system ...
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How to change computer but retain hard disk

I just upgraded my 3 year old computer (Core 2 Duo to Athlon II), but I intend to keep my original hard disk. I have two OS on the HDD, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. After inserting the hard disk to the ...
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Migrating keychains between Mac machines

Soon I'll be buying a brand new Mac. I already have all the applications I want on the new one (or some of them, rather). However, I want to migrate my keychain. How does one go about that? Is it ...
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Mail migration: pumping mails into IMAP account

I'm having troubles migrating the email system of our company from an old provider to a new one, call this one FOO. I already created, via control panel, the email addresses and the mailboxes on FOO ...
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Migrating applications from XP to Windows 7

I am replacing my Windows XP machine with a Windows 7 machine. Does anyone know of an desktop application or web application that can help with re-installing all my applications on the new machine. ...